Imagine, if you will, a bookstore without shelves of books. Rather than a sprawling layout of assorted books, think sofas and chairs and laptops. When you find a book you want, you walk to the counter, order it, and within minutes, it is printed, bound, and handed to you.
It's happening now. And to see the process, watch this video:
The Northshire Bookstore, in quaint Manchester Center, Vermont, is using the Espresso Book Machine. You can read more about it here.